Examples of horrific in a Sentence
horrific images of torture that shocked the conscience of the world
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On page 4, a former Ramona resident thanks Charlie Young of Ramona for helping him and his wife during the horrific event.
Increasingly frustrated with how she was treated, not only by her roommate but apparently by her school as well, Rowe took to Facebook Live, detailing the horrific story in a lengthy video.
Six women—including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge—told the L.A. Times horrific stories that describe everything from harassment to rape.
One in nine Americans experience dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and 80 percent of them develop Alzheimer’s disease, dementia’s most horrific form.
But others harbor profound doubts over the horrific price the country paid in its forced march to modernization, and the lasting political, economic, and other restrictions imposed on the country in the name of communism.
No matter how many companies use them for fun delivery stunts, drones still have the capacity to do very real harm — from the civilian causalities in the U.S.’s horrific drone war to the invasion of personal privacy.
In 2011, the Boston College political scientist Alan Wolfe wrote Political Evil, a book about the right way to morally conceptualize horrific acts.
Rape is a horrific violation of an individual's autonomy.
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First Known Use of horrific
Synonymsappalling, atrocious, awful, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), hideous, horrendous, horrid, horrible, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmare, nightmarish, shocking, terrible, terrific
Related Wordsalarming, bloodcurdling, dire, direful, fearful, fearsome, forbidding, formidable, frightening, gut-wrenching, hair-raising, heart-stopping, intimidating, redoubtable, scary, terrifying; abhorrent, deplorable, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, nauseating, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, offensive, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening; abominable, evil, foul, heinous, noxious, odious, unspeakable, vile; grotesque, ugly, unsightly
Near Antonymsagreeable, appealing, attractive, delectable, delicious, delightful, enjoyable, enticing, inviting, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome; cheering, comforting, soothing
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